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Rosemead in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

John Guess, Jr.

(1891-1918)

 

— Savannah Memorial Park —

 
John Guess, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
1. John Guess, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  John’s name was the 15th one drawn in the draft for World War I. In 1918 he was sent to Europe and mortally wounded in the Battle of Argonne. He died in a French hospital. He received a Distinguished Service Cross for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with enemy forces. The DSC is the second-highest Army decoration, second only to the Medal of Honor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World I.
 
Location. 34° 4.902′ N, 118° 4.028′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Alice Rogers (here, next to this marker); John Guess Sr. (here, next to this marker); Elwood Wiggins (here, next to this marker); Andrew J. King (a few steps from this marker); Nicholas Smith (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas A. Mayes
John Guess, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
2. John Guess, Jr. Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Archie N. Wiggins (a few steps from this marker); Samuel King (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
 
Additional comments.
1. Distinguished Service Cross Citation
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Guess, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Assisted by another sergeant, and leading a combat group across an open valley under constant hostile fire, Sergeant Guess completed the capture of four machine-gun nests and three prisoners. He was seriously wounded in the encounter and died soon afterwards.
    — Submitted July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
The Distinguished Service Cross image. Click for full size.
Image via The United States World War One Centennial Commission
3. The Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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